Walt Whitman Happiness Quote Cuff
“Happiness...not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour.” — Leaves of Grass, “A Song for Occupations”. Each bracelet is individually made by a local New York area artist. Each letter is stamped, then the silver is oxidized, sanded, and polished for a minimal yet handmade look.
The Company They Kept
Writers on Unforgettable Friendships from the pages of The New York Review of Books. “[an] extraordinarily striking, moving and delicious collection….”—Financial Times
The World of Virginia Woolf: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Piece together the world of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group, finding a host of famous characters both real and fictional along the way. From the beaches of Cornwall to the streets of Bloomsbury and from Hogarth House to the colleges of Cambridge, spot Leonard Woolf, Clive and Vanessa Bell and Vita Sackville-West, along with Clarissa Dalloway, Orlando and the Ramsay family.
The World of the Brontës: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Inspired by the life and works of the Brontë family, you’ll find all your favorite characters, as well as some real-life historical figures who played a part in their lives, hidden in this detailed puzzle. Travel across the blustery Yorkshire moors and into the dark, gloomy schoolrooms and weathered stone buildings of nineteenth-century England; includes a poster identifying major characters.
Brontë Sisters Holiday Cards
Eight cards: four each of two different views of Haworth in Yorkshire- the home of the Brontë sisters. Made in England.
Jane Austen Socks
It’s cold and drafty in those English country houses; those shivering Bennet sisters would have appreciated these cozy socks.
Shakespeare First Folio Journal
The gold-tooled design on this journal, in the Folger Shakespeare Library, is based on a binding, created c. 1800, for a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Originally published in 1623, "Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies" (or, First Folio) is one of the most valuable books ever printed.
Writers and Characters Mug
Absolutely the most stimulating (yet blessedly silent) breakfast companions with whom to share a cuppa: Charlotte Brontë and Mr. Rochester, Seamus Heaney and The Naturalist, Hilary Mantel and Anne Boleyn, J. R. R. Tolkien with Bilbo and Smaug, Agatha Christie with Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, and many more.
Women Who Changed the World Tote Bag
From secret agents, scientists and suffragists, to politicians, presidents and paleontologists—and of course writers—this amazingly detailed design celebrates women who have had a significant impact on the world, from Ancient Egypt to the present day.
Cleaning up New York
A 26-year-old starving poet needs $60. What else to do but register with a temp agency as a house cleaner? The excitement never wanes as he is catapulted into the everyday yet unimaginable worlds behind closed (apartment) doors.
A Strange Life
Blending gentle satire with reportage and emotive autobiography, Alcott’s exquisite essays are as exceptional as the novels she is known for. Published together for the first time, this delightful selection shows us another side to one of our most celebrated writers.
Sauntering features sixty walker-writers—classic and current—who roam Europe by foot. Twenty-two countries are traversed. We join Henriette d’Angeville, the second woman to climb Mont Blanc; Nellie Bly roaming the trenches of the First World War; Werner Herzog on a personal pilgrimage through Germany; Hans Christian Andersen in quarantine; Joseph Conrad in Cracow; Rebecca Solnit reimagining change on the streets of Prague; and Robert Macfarlane dropping deep into underground Paris.
Here Is New York
"Just to dip into this miraculous essay—to experience the wonderful lightness and momentum of its prose, its supremely casual air and surprisingly tight knit—is to find oneself going ahead and rereading it all. White's homage feels as fresh as fifty years ago."—John Updike
A Twitch Upon the Thread
The best fishing writing is never really about fishing, or never only about fishing, and the writers collected in "A Twitch Upon the Thread" use angling as a way to write about love, loss, faith, and obsession.
Beneath My Feet
Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking rounds up the most memorable walker-writers from the 1700s to the modern day, from country hikers to urban strollers, from the rationalists to the truly outlandish. Follow in the footsteps of William Hazlitt, George Sand, Rebecca Solnit, Will Self, and dozens of others. Keep up with them—and be astonished.
Voltaire: Book of Fate Journal
The design of this beautifully made hardcover journal is based on an antique binding of Voltaire’s "Zadig," or "The Book of Fate," crafted in 1893 in Paris by Chamerot et Renouard; the original is now in the Rare Book and Special Collections archive at the Princeton University Library.
The World of James Joyce: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Travel back to 16, June, 1904 and join Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom on their odyssey through "dear dirty Dublin", Blazes Boylan jingling along in his carriage, Molly Bloom in her chamber and a host of other iconic Dubliners.
Voltaire Guest Book
Traditionally guest books have been used to record the name, and sometimes a comment, of an attendee at a special occasion. This is a handsome all-occasion volume in which to document lasting memories. The cover imprinted with gold, copper, and silver inks is based on an antique binding.
The World of Agatha Christie: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Follow trails of murder and mystery as you travel down the Nile and on the Orient Express on the heels of Poirot, Miss Marple, and others. As you build the puzzle, spot famous characters, crime-solving clues, and historical locations, as well as Christie and her real-life inspiration.
Jane Austen Playing Cards
This deck can be used the same way as traditional playing cards… but if you’re game, the accompanying booklet provides instructions for five Regency-era card games featured in Austen’s novels. Hearts are Heroines and Heroes; spades are Fools and Bores; diamonds are Friends and Relations; clubs are Rogues and Mischief-makers.
Gertrude Stein “Let Me Listen” Gold Necklace
The two thinly sliced, interlocked circles of this 14K gold vermeil necklace are stamped with “Let me listen to me and not to them,” from Gertrude Stein’s 1932 “Stanzas in MeditationThey hang from an 18-inch-long chain of oval links.
Beatrix Potter All-Occasion Cards
Eight cards (two each of four designs) by British artist, Amanda White. Three cards depict Beatrix Potter's home, Hill Top, in various seasons. Other card shows Mrs. Heelis with her Herdwicks.
Jane Austen Characters Mug
Heirloom quality bone china mugs decorated with wonderfully detailed humorous illustrations depicting more than 40 of the central characters from six of Austen’s major works.
“Those who love each other” Gold Bracelet
"Those who love each other shall become invincible." Whitman’s words have been hand-cast on a 14K gold vermeil bangle using the ancient art of lost wax casting. The designer works from a solar-powered studio in Southern California.
Percy Bysshe Shelley's Poetry in Bloom Journal
The design reproduced on the cover of this beautifully made journal is from an antique cover for "The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems". The binding was originally crafted in 1910 in London, by Riviere and Son, bookbinders to the Royal Family.
Romantic Poets All-Occasion Cards
British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets. Eight different cards featuring various poets are included in this pack.
Emily Dickinson Holiday Card
The Homestead was the home of Emily Dickinson. A keen gardener and nature lover, Emily’s fondness for taking solitary walks in the surrounding landscape prompted her father to present her with an enormous Newfoundland dog, Carlo, whom she fondly described as her “shaggy ally.”
Jane Austen Holiday Cards
The Hampshire village of Steventon is best known as the birthplace of the novelist Jane Austen. Jane and her sister Cassandra braving the inclement weather on the way to the church service, watched over by Christmas angels. Eight 5" x 7" cards.
The Company They Kept, Volume Two
Twenty-seven memoirs of personal and intellectual relationships among writers and artists from the pages of The New York Review of Books, including pieces by Elizabeth Hardwick, Philip Roth, Isaiah Berlin, Bruce Chitin, and more.
Virginia Woolf’s Notebooks
The patterns on these hardcover notebooks are reproductions of two of the seven Virginia Woolf notebooks in which she drafted the 1931 novel The Waves, considered among her best and most experimental works.
Edward Gorey: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, the puzzle features the image “Untitled” (1965) by the incomparable Edward Gorey, creator of the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!